Jefferson was named a California Distinguished School in 2010 by the State Department of Education. The North Berkeley campus offers PTA-sponsored enrichment programs in math, art, music, sports and chess. Test scores at this school are admirable, with 87 percent of kids rated "proficient and higher" in math on the district's Spring 2010 proficiency tests and 94 percent rated "proficient and higher" in reading. Jefferson's most recent score on the state Academic Performance Index was 894. Maggie Riddle is principal.