|Bell High School|
4328 Bell Avenue|
Bell, Los Angeles, California 90201
|Motto||Honor Lies In Honest Toil|
|Established||October 23, 1925|
|Number of students||3,256 (2014-15)|
|Rival||Huntington Park High School|
|Newspaper||The Bell Chimes |
Bell High School is a public high school in Bell, California, United States. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of District 6 of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Bell High's motto is "Honor lies in honest toil", its mascot is the eagle, and the school colors are purple and gold. They are rivals with the Huntington Park Spartans.
The school serves several municipalities. The school serves the cities of Bell,Cudahy, and Maywood, and it serves portions of Huntington Park and portions of Vernon. Some portions of Huntington Park and Maywood are jointly zoned to both Bell High School and Huntington Park High School.
Bell High School began as the Bell Unit of the Huntington Park Union High School, and opened with two classes, freshmen and sophomores. There were 14 teachers and 325 students. Mr. Claude L. Reeves, a graduate from USC, was the first principal of Bell High School and he remained until 1939.
Located in the Southeastern section of Los Angeles County, Bell High School is a comprehensive high school (grades 9-12) serving 5,375 (2006-2007) students from the tri-communities of Bell, Cudahy, and Maywood. One of six high schools in Local District 6, and one of forty-nine comprehensive high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, Bell High School opened its doors in 1925 for 800 students.
-Bell High School usually competes with neighboring schools Huntington Park, South Gate, Southeast, Jordan, James A. Garfield and Roosevelt High School's. Bell's basketball team has won two 3-A city championships in Bell's 85 years of existence, with major help from Ernie Rojas the first coming in 1997 and the second in 2007. Bell's wrestling team has won five C.I.F. city championships, in 1993, 1994, 1996 2005, and 2018.
The Bell High Marching Eagles consists of the Marching Band, Color Guard, Short Flags and Shields groups at Bell High School. They are known as "The Pride of the Southeast" of the southeast Los Angeles Area.