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The actual bell (on the left)

This sound effect can be found on The Premiere Edition Volume 1, which was made by The Hollywood Edge. It is a recording of a Simplex Time Recorder 4090-2 6" 120 VAC bell ringing continuously and loudly. It's similar to, but should not be confused with BELL, SCHOOL - SCHOOL BELL: INT: LONG RING.


  • First recorded: 1980s
  • Creator: Simplex Time Recorder Co.
  • Owner: Animation City Editorial Services, Inc. (1987-1990), The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: Simplex Time Recorder Co. 4090-2 vibrating 6" bell
  • Year debut: April 25, 1987
  • First heard: Popples (1986 TV series) episode "Funhouse Folly"
  • Area used: Worldwide

Sound Effect Description

School Bell; Long Ring, Interior, Close Perspective.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect


This happens the be the most common and overused school bell sound effect that many sound companies are fond of using. There is a 99.9% chance you have heard this sound effect before. There are even some schools in real life that use this actual bell, mostly in school buildings built between the early 1970s and the mid-1980s, typically those built with Simplex master clock and bell systems that are still in use.

Used In

TV Shows

Note: Not all TV Shows use this school bell sound. For example, iCarly used BELL, SCHOOL - SCHOOL BELL: INT: LONG RING as it's main school bell sound (except for 1 episode), though there are some shows that often use both as it's main school bell sound in different episodes (such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Drake & Josh.) Some shows may instead use Hollywoodedge, Alarms High PitchedS TE012603 as it's main school bell sound, though again, some shows may use both in different episodes (such as Hey Arnold!).

TV Specials




New Zealand:

  • Cigna (2018)


  • Ad Council - Bullying Prevention - Lockers (2012)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizon (2020)
  • Bullying - You Can Stop It (2014)
  • Can You See Me? PSA (2018)
  • Cheetos Twisted: School (2003)
  • Cookie Crisp: School (1999)
  • Cottonelle Toilet Paper (2017)
  • Danimals XL (2005)
  • Disney's One Saturday Morning (1998) (Used as an alarm clock.)
  • Lunchables: Feed Your Great Ideas (2012)
  • Nick.Com (2000)
  • OntarioGov PSA - Stop Sexual Violence #WhoWillYouHelp (2015)
  • Porsche - 911 Carrera (2006)
  • Some other commercial (2019)
  • Stop Bullying (2011)
  • The Story of Vans (2016)
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999)
  • Super Mario All-Stars Mail-In Commercial (1994)
  • UCP PSA: School Cafeteria (2004)
  • Under Armour - Will Finds a Way (2018)
  • - Just Say Hi! (2000)
  • Vigilante 8 (1998) (Slightly pitched.)



Radio Spots


  • Best Deals Online - 20% Off Offer (2017)
  • During the New Messages #15 thread , I (Hotheart123) heard an advertisement on the radio about some kind of sales event, that played a trimmed down version of this sound twice for no reason. I can't tell what it is.

Video Games

Nintendo GameCube:


PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 3:

Music Videos

  • Anne-Marie - 2002 (2018)
  • The Fray - Over My Head (Cable Car) (2007)
  • Jake Paul - My Teachers (Feat SUNNY & AT3) (2018) - (Heard in the beginning of the music video at a lower volume.)


  • Night School (2018) (Trailers)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) (Trailers)


  • BrainPop (Heard once in "Winter Holidays".)

YouTube Videos



  • MGM Springfield (Springfield, Massachusetts, United States)


  • Rihanna - Birthday Cake (2012)
  • Zara Larsson - Ain’t My Fault (2017) (the song starts with this SFX)
  • There's a fourth song Jacobjohn55 says he heard with this SFX. I Hotheart123 will have him ask his brother.
  • Melanie Martinez - Playdate (2015) (heard twice)

Educational Media

Real Life

  • Edgar B. Davis K-8 School, Brockton MA

Other Media

  • 93.1 Jack FM
  • 103.5 KOST
  • School Bell Simulator Prank (iOS)
  • SiriusXM (for certain drop-ins, IDs and promos on select stations)


Image Gallery

Hollywoodedge, School Bell Long Ring PE193201/Image Gallery

Audio Samples