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 low pitched version of this sound effect, which is Sound Ideas, BELL, SCHOOL - SCHOOL BELL: INT: LONG RING can be found on the Series 6000 Extension I Sound Effects Library.


  • First recorded: 1990
  • Creator: N/A
  • Owner: Hollywoodedge (1990-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


In the 2010’s, many people worldwide protested that this sound needs to be removed from media due to its overusage and annoyance, but the executives at Sound Ideas declined that proposal due to its (so called) popularity and superiority.

Used In

TV Shows

TV Specials




New Zealand:

  • Cigna (2018)


  • Ad Council - Bullying Prevention - Lockers (2012)
  • 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)
  • The Story of Vans (2016)
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999)
  • Super Mario All-Stars Mail-In Commercial (1994)
  • 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)

Video Games

Nintendo GameCube:


  • The New Way Things Work (1998)

PlayStation 2:

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.) 


  • 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)

Other Media

  • 93.1 Jack FM


Image Gallery

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Audio Samples

Hollywoodedge, School Bell Long Ring PE193201

WARNING: What you are about to hear is a loud, piercing and continuous school bell that may irritate you and get stuck in your head for a long time! Continue at your own risk!