Built in 1969 near the intersection of Haverhill and Charles streets, J.W. Killam Elementary School was named after a longtime Reading official, who served on the School Committee, Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and World War Memorial Committee as well as the town counsel.
There are 103 classes in core academic areas.
The principal is Catherine Giles.
- Hours: Grades 1-5: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 8:15am - 2:45pm; Wed, 8:15am - 12:45pm; Sat, Sun, closed. Kindergarten: morning session, Mon - Fri, 8:15am - 11am; afternoon session, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, noon - 2:45pm; Sat, Sun, closed
- Number of students: 455
- Public/Private: Public
- Parking: Free lot
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The school's culture promotes "importance of education for character. Our school culture is reflected in our pledge: We strive to be trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair and caring citizens. Together we make Killam a great place to be!"
- Grade levels: K-5