While only about 30 percent of New York City students passed the Common Core, the vast majority of the top performing schools were located in NYC. Of the 25 top performing schools for the test, 22 were in New York City. According to the New York Daily News, there were no schools among the top 25 performing schools on tests just 10 years ago:
"Of the 25 top-performing schools statewide, 22 are in the city, the Education Department found.
"'Ten years ago, there were no New York City schools in the top 25 schools in the state; today, the city has 22,' said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott in a statement, adding that's up from 19 last year."