Have you ever thought about where the name McBride came from? The McBride family has been important to Muscle Shoals since it became a city on April 24, 1923. Mr. George McBride became the first mayor on May 28, 1923. He worked hard to make Muscle Shoals what it is today. His daughter, Lucile McBride, was the principal at the Howell and Graves School, which is currently the Muscle Shoals Board of Education; she also taught there for many years. The land on which McBride Elementary School, Muscle Shoals Middle School, and Muscle Shoals High School are located once belonged to the McBride family. In honor of the McBride family, this school is proudly named McBride Elementary School.