The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies is out with its 9th Annual Report Card on schools in Atlantic Canada, including this province.

For the third year in a row, J.M. Olds Collegiate in Twillingate remained in the top spot and maintained its A- rating. Last year’s second- and third-ranked schools – Gonzaga High School in St. John’s and Bay d’Espoir in Milltown – both dropped in rankings from second to sixth and third to 24th respectively. AIMS says in Gonzaga’s case, it’s a result of 25 more schools receiving a final grade rather than of a decline in performance; Bay d’Espoir is due to a decline in performance. Jane Collins Academy, last year’s third last-ranked school, improved from a C to a B-. AIMS says that’s largely due to their significant improvement on provincial exams and post-secondary achievement. AIMS says Appalachia High School remains at the bottom for the third straight year due to poor performance in keeping students engaged and training in essential areas.

To see the entire report, click here.