Carver Academy will be built on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Church.
Fresno Unified says the new school will be big enough for one-thousand seventh and eighth grade students.
There are state of the art classrooms, as well as several sports facilities.
People who live in the area have petitioned for years to have a school built there.
Currently children who live in Southwest Fresno have to be bussed elsewhere.
The school is set to open in the fall of 2013. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.