Bells Elementary is a Wonderful Elementary School. My son came to this school in second grade and has made outstanding growth. This school was one of three Colleton County Schools that made AYP last year. I am proud of the success that Bells has created in my child.
I realize that many of these reviews are old, but I think people should stop saying that the school has a problem with funding and such. That's because the county spends the majority of their funding on the schools in Walterboro. Bells gets the least funding of all. It's not the schools fault. Many teachers have to buy their own supplies. Mr. Davis is a fantastic addition to the staff. I know he's been there a while but the children listen to him. That's what they've needed for a while. Parents should address the school board and the district if they want this school to have more funding. Bells has fundraisers all the time to get money to provide for the kids. Parents stop complaining about those too! You can't complain about fundraisers, then complain that the school doesn't have enough funding!
I think Bells Elementary School is a very good school, but just doesn't get credit where it is due. With the addition of Mr. Jay Davis as Student Concerns Administrator, the behavioral issues have decreased and the students are more focused on their education. Bells has always been in the shadows of the other schools in Walterboro, but they have not let that stop them from excelling. Keep up the good work, Bells Elementary! Marlarrie Smalls~ parent/substitute teacher