It will be the first school to be built in Fresno in the last 5 years.
The two-story campus will be constructed on 8.4-acres located at Heaton and Cedar, just north of Sequoia Middle School.
Dancers were on hand Wednesday to mark the occasion. The district says the new school will accommodate about 850 students and will eliminate the need to bus kids.
"It's a chance for a fresh start to infuse the best ideas and practices I both the design and organization of the school," said Fresno Unified Board President Michelle Asadoorian.
The school is expected to open next year. It will be constructed using Measure K funds at a cost of about $15-million.
The naming process for the campus is now underway.