The AIMS 3rd Annual Report Card on Atlantic Canadian High Schools has been released and the grades aren’t much to brag about. Half of the 265 high schools assessed scored a C or C+ and less than 5% ranked an A or A+ grade.


The news is better in Newfoundland & Labrador where 73% of schools have received the same or a better grade than last year, with 49% getting a “B” or better. They are trailed closely by Francophone schools in New Brunswick with 72% getting the same or a better grade and an impressive 53% getting a “B” or better.


Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have only 58% of schools getting the same or better grade this time around, with only 42% of schools in NS and 41% in PEI getting a “B” or better. Anglophone schools in New Brunswick also have fewer “B” or better schools (43%), but do a bit better in terms of improvement, with 69% of schools getting the same or better grade from the year before.



View Newfoundland and Labrador results.

View Nova Scotia results.

View New Brunswick Anglophone results.

View New Brunswick Francophone results.

View Prince Edward Island results.


The results of this year’s report card will be published as an insert in the March issue of Progress magazine along with a sampling of individual school success stories from across the region. To view an online version of the Progress insert, go here.


The report card, co-authored by AIMS vice president Charles Cirtwill and Memorial University of Newfoundland professor Rick Audas, is the third annual comparative analysis of the performance of high schools throughout the region.


AIMS has collected even more data from the provinces, local school districts and universities and colleges for this latest report card. Student retention year over year has been added, expanded provincial exam results have been secured and more post-secondary institutions have supplied achievement results.