Destiny Middle School

Preparing all students for college, leadership, and life.



1301 E 34th St
Tacoma, WA 98404

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Phone: (253) 722-5883
Fax: (253) 382-2402

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Destiny Charter Middle School in Northeast Tacoma!

We are a free, public, charter middle school that is open to all students and dedicated to serving our local community. We are pleased to welcome our first 8th grade class, finally rounding out our full 3-grade program and making us a complete middle school. Our mission is to prepare every student for college, leadership and life. Green Dot has a proven track record of aiding historically under-served students, including students from low-income backgrounds and students of color. We are committed to the following:

  • A public middle school that’s free and open to all students
  • Personalized learning for all students
  • A teacher mentor for every child
  • A college-going culture
  • Technology to enhance learning
  • Family partnerships and programming
  • Free after-school enrichment program
  • Free transportation for students living in the immediate area

I was raised in Southeast Alaska and began my career in public education in 1998 in Skagway, Alaska (the Gateway to the Yukon). Over the past 18 years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a classroom teacher, a grant coordinator, and assistant principal, and a principal. Most recently, I've had the privilege to serve in West Seattle at Chief Sealth International High School and in the Skagit Valley at La Conner Middle and High School.

Destiny still has space available in all three grades for your student! Please contact me at (253) 686-7571 or by email to learn more about Green Dot's mission to ensure that all of our students are prepared for college, leadership and life.


Your Partner in Education,

Cheryl M. Sullivan, Principal


Clarifying our approach to building a positive, inclusive school culture

October 16, 2017

Dear Tacoma Community, Recently, I have fielded some questions about discipline practices at Green Dot’s Destiny Middle School. I want to be forthright about our approach at Destiny and correct the record regarding some misinformation that may have been shared. Green Dot’s mission is simple: Preparing all students for College, Leadership, and Life. This credo…

Bus Services: Give us Your Feedback

November 3, 2016

Dear Destiny Charter Middle School Families: We hope this letter finds you well. In the interest of ensuring we provide quality transportation services, we would like to invite you to submit any feedback you may have using the Transportation Quality Assurance Form here. All feedback will be shared with Harlow’s, our transportation vendor. We would…

Prospective Family School Tours

September 13, 2016

Join us for Prospective Family School Tours! Learn about life at Destiny Middle School and Green Dot on campus. Available upon request. Call 253-719-3513 to schedule a tour.

Destiny Newsletter: September 2016

September 13, 2016

Read the latest news, check out the lunch menu, and learn about the bus routes in Destiny’s Middle School’s newsletter here.

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Destiny Middle School

1301 E 34th St
Tacoma, WA 98404

Phone: (253) 722-5883
Fax: (253) 382-2402