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This page is here to help families better understand various aspects of the Killam School and the Reading Public Schools. The links on the right hand side of the page bring you to various pages setup to provide resources, show ways to get involved, and to help navigate your child's educational experience.

The documents below provide information to families regarding major policies and safety procedures in the Reading Public Schools and specifically at Killam School. The page and information is intended to help you stay informed, know your child's rights, and help your child process the safety procedures. These tools are greats ways to engage your child in a conversation!


Killam 2018-2019 MCAS Presentation


Killam 2020-2021 School Improvement Plan

Killam 2019-2020 School Improvement Plan

Killam School Parent Handbook Quick Guide 

Security Cameras in School Policy 2020


Incoming Kindergarten Students for 2020-21



Killam School DESE Report Card
Below are DESE “Report Card” information for the JW Killam Elementary School and the Reading Public Schools over the past few years.  The state report cards answer important questions about a school's overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students. To learn more about the report card, you can also view the state website here.




Grades 3-5 MCAS Testing 2021

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is preparing for MCAS administration this spring and therefore we are starting the preparation process at the Killam School. The testing windows for this spring are:

  • April 5 to May 7 English Language Arts - Grades 3, 4, and 5
  • April 26 to May 28 Math - Grades 3, 4, and 5
  • Science, Technology Engineering April 27 to May 28 - Grade 5

DESE is making adjustments to the number of sessions due to the shortened testing window. We do not have information yet on how tests will be administered for fully remote students. Please keep these testing windows in mind when scheduling appointments or other school absences for your child.

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