THE BRONX - The city's Department of Education has released a new progress report that shows more of its public school students are ready for college.

Education officials say all of its 1,600 schools received a progress grade, and that the high school class of 2013 showed a nearly 3 percent jump in college preparedness compared to last year.

The report was based on three key factors that made up each school's overall score. Student progress accounts for 60 percent, student performance made up 25 percent and school environment comprised 15 percent.

Of all the schools citywide, 27 percent received an "A" grade, 36 percent got a "B" and 28 percent got a "C." Only 6 percent wound up with a "D" and 3 percent failed.