The town of Worden was mapped out in 1907 as part of the Huntley Project. Irrigation transformed the area into an agricultural district and attracted immigrants. The town had a German Congregational church and a Methodist church. A newspaper, The Yellowstone County News, was based here.
**Home of the Red Devils, the Huntley Project School District serves students living in four small Montana communities: Worden, Ballantine, Huntley, and Pompeys Pillar, with total population nearing 3,000 people. The campus is located in Worden, 20 miles northeast of Montana’s largest city, Billings.
Total 2010-2011 enrollment for Huntley Project Schools is 720 students. The high school currently has 228 students, making Huntley Project a Class B school in the Montana High School Association. Junior high enrollment (grades 7 and 8) checks in at 100, and the elementary school (K – 6) has a student population of 392 children.
The new Huntley Project High School was completed in 2010 after an early morning fire broke out on Sept. 18, 2008.