Bells Ferry Elementary School

Ladonna Starnes, Principal  |  Reba Bachrach, Assistant Principal

2600 Bells Ferry Rd
Marietta, Ga. 30066
Phone: (678) 594-8950
FAX: (678) 594-8952

Welcome to Bells Ferry ES!

A "Leader in me" school !

Bells Ferry Student Mission
- Boys and girls must be safe, all day, every day.
- Boys and girls must be learning, all day, every day.

District Direction for Continuous Improvement

Bells Ferry Strategic Plan




Office 365

       Office 365 Support Page for Parents   {Link this on the school main web page}

            Consent via Email   {Video on how parents can give consent via an email     message from CCSD}

     Consent via Synergy ParentVUE    NEW   {Video on how parents can give    consent via Synergy ParentVue}



For information on our Summer Reading Program click on the media link at the top of the page.

Northeast Cobb Business Association 5K9 Run 
Click here for more information


Teacher of the Year - Lauren Stuckey
Classified of the Year - Shannon Pierce






For DETAILED enrollment requirements along with policies and regulations, please visit the COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT PAGE. 


  March 8 - March 17, 2016

This year we are excited to have partnered with Boosterthon for our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Bells Ferry families will have time to get pledges, and then every student will participate in the Bells Ferry FUN RUN on MARCH 17th!

 Ask your Students about their trip around the World learning great Character lessons with Boosterthon and Big World Recess! 

 This year, our goal is to raise money for a STEM LAB TEACHER!  Look for a pledge book to come home with your student(s) to learn how to make pledge.  

Thank you for supporting the Bells Ferry Foundation and our great school!



AdvancED Parent Survey


                Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey.  The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis.  Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  You may use any personal device to complete this survey.  The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open until April 1.        The link to access the survey is


2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our

2016-17 School Choice webpage.









All Bells Ferry Parents are encouraged to STOP by a laptop station during conference week and participate in the Georgia Parent
Survey because the data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating.



Monster Graphic

For hours and details check out the media center page.

Georgia Milestones / Standardized Assessments

Video/Parent Brochure on Georgia Milestones
(Open in Chrome or Firefox)
Click here for an informative video on the Georgia Milestones- a new assessment program being implemented this Spring. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Georgia Milestones Assessment Guides (Grades 3 - 5)
The Georgia Department of Education has released the following Assessment Guides for grades 3, 4 and 5 for the Georgia Milestones End of Grade tests. They are descriptive guides of the assessment program and provide an example of the structure and content that will be assessed on the End of Grade Assessments in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

Click here for Assessment Guides


  • School starts promptly at 7:50a.m.
  • Any student coming into school 7:50 a.m. or later will be marked tardy and must be signed in by an adult.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:15a.m.-7:45a.m. Please have your student(s) here on time to eat breakfast.
  • Student checkouts end at 1:45 p.m. No student will be called up for dismissal after 1:45 p.m.
  • All students (car riders and walkers) should be picked up by 2:35p.m.
  • Any student that has been absent needs to have a doctor’s note or a parent’s excuse stating why the student was absent.(Send in by the third day after the date of absence.)
  • Any student checked out before 11:15 a.m. will be considered absent. If they were checked out for a doctor’s appointment, an excuse from the doctor’s office is needed for an excused absence (unless called by the clinic)

First Lady Deal Visits Bells Ferry


First Lady Deal stopped by Bells Ferry on Friday, September 26, 2014 to see how our students stay strong for life. She was able to observe our students using Intelliboost and GoNoodle for a brain break. She also took time to share a story with our 1st grade students. The students and staff were very proud to share our school with the First lady of Georgia.

Blackboard Connect

The Cobb County School District is pleased to introduce the Blackboard Connect system, a new alert and notification service that sends personalized messages to parents as needed via phone, text, email, or all of the above.

With the Blackboard Connect service, schools will be able to deliver important information – including emergency notifications – in a timely manner, much faster than any previous system used by the school district.

Periodically you will receive Blackboard Connect messages from your school or the school district, including important event reminders for parent/teacher conferences, PTA meetings, early release days, attendance absences and tardies, and report cards. These messages may be delivered in the form of a phone call, email and/or text message.

The school district and your child’s school are proud to be able to provide a system allowing rapid and reliable communication with parents. Please click on the link below for directions on how to set up your account

Download Parent_BbConnect

Buzz In System is Active

Our school has a new system for entering the building through the front doors. With this new system, visitors need to “buzz in” after 8:00 a.m.

School/District Calendar

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