Charles C. Bell Elementary School opened the doors to students for the first time at the beginning of the 1961-1962 school year. It was named for Mr. Charles Carol Bell who was a member of the Buncombe County School Board from 1944-1969. Mr. Bell holds the record as being the longest serving board member in the history of the county system. Originally housing grades one through eight, it now serves an average daily membership of about 300 students, in grades kindergarten through fifth. Located in the Reynolds School District, our students transition to Reynolds Middle School and Reynolds High School.
Bell is a community based school. Parental involvement is vital to our success. The partnership between parents, staff and community has paid high dividends.