Photo of the New Huntley Project High School after the 2008 fire

Worden is located on land designated in 1868 as part of the Crow Indian Reservation. When the Northern Pacific Railroad was surveyed and built in the early 1880s, a station called “Clermont” was supposedly built 21 miles from Billings, just across the tracks from present-day Worden.

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.