The actual bell (on the left)

This sound effect can be found on The Premiere Edition Volume 1, which was made by Hollywood Edge. It is a recording of a Simplex Time Recorder 4090-2 6" 120 VAC bell ringing continuously and loudly. A similar sound effect, a low pitched version that is Sound Ideas, BELL, SCHOOL - SCHOOL BELL: INT: LONG RING can be found on the Series 6000 Extension I Sound Effects Library (produced by Sound Ideas).


  • First recorded: 1990
  • Creator: Simplex Time Recorder Co.
  • Owner: The Hollywood Edge (1990-2014), Sound Ideas (2014-present)
  • Origin: Simplex Time Recorder Co. 4090-6 vibrating 6" bell
  • Year debut: 1990
  • First heard: N/A
  • 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.

Used In

TV Shows

Note: Not all TV Shows use this school bell sound. For example, iCarly used Sound Ideas, BELL, SCHOOL - SCHOOL BELL: INT: LONG RING as it's main school bell sound, 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.)

TV Specials




New Zealand:

  • Cigna (2018)


  • Ad Council - Bullying Prevention - Lockers (2012)
  • 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 64:

Nintendo GameCube:


PlayStation 1:

PlayStation 2:

PlayStation 3:

Sega Dreamcast:

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


  • Nicki Minaj - Anaconda (2014) (lower pitch)
  • 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


Image Gallery

See Hollywoodedge, School Bell Long Ring PE193201/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

Hollywoodedge, School Bell Long Ring PE193201
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