Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School ranks highest in the province according to an annual report card conducted by the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (AIMS).

 This is the ninth year for the report card which looks at multiple facets of a school and its operation such as pupil-teacher ratio, attendance and post-secondary participation.

 It was the latter category which helped the Regional dethrone a Cape Breton school which held the lofty number one position for the past three report cards.

“After a three-year run at the top, Cape Breton Highlands Academy has been knocked by Dr. J.H. Gillis Regional School, driven by their greatly improved top rank on post-secondary participation accompanied by continued strong performance in most other areas,” an AIMS release regarding the report card said.

 The Regional received an A-, the only N.S. to receive the grade.
 Not far behind with a B+ and fifth overall ranking is East Antigonish Academy of Monastery.

 The school scored particularly well in the overall engagement category.